[PICS] Early 20th century women torturing themselves for beauty

In the name of beauty and fashion, women will jump through some extreme hoops, and always have. Throughout history, the quest for beauty and status has taken on many different forms, ranging from corsets, teeth blackening (ohaguro), foot binding and rubbing arsenic on the face to achieve the kind of aristocratic pale complexion which meant you had never seen a day’s work outside in the sun. These days, it’s Brazilian waxes, eyebrow threading, ridiculous high heels and either fake tan or whitening. Let’s not even get started on the surgical procedures you can now undergo to become an idealized identikit Barbie! At the dentist recently, I was offered Botox or collagen lip filler. Well, if you’re getting stuff injected into your face already, why not

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Wow, those do look painful and unnatural. I believe the best beauty treatments ever invented are a good night’s sleep, an intense workout and eating your veggies. But I’d also submit to a spa escape with exfoliation, relaxation massage, mud wrap and mani-pedi.

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[PICS] Girls wrapped up in sushi?

Called Mōsō Onēsan no Sushiya-san, or The Daydreaming Girl’s Sushi Restaurant, this is a unique range of gacha capsule toys set to hit the market from 26 January. While the concept may seem a little mind-boggling, the series was actually designed by a well-known manga artist called Toshinao Aoki, whose illustrations have finally come to life in 3-D form.


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At 200 yen (US$1.69) a pop, these make great souvenirs to shock or delight friends and family back home. It’s time to start stockpiling those hundred yen coins for a trip out to the capsule machine!

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[PICS] In the name of the moon, I will marry you! Couple holds awesome Sailor Moon wedding in L.A.

An American couple that seems to love Sailor Moon almost as much as they love each other took their vows, and not only are the outfits they wore for their ceremony the classiest cosplay we’ve seen in a long time, they’re just the beginning of the wedding’s many elegantly beautiful anime-inspired touches.

The bride, Michelle Nguyen, is a professional event planner who also has experience working in the wedding and hotel industry. So when she and her fiancé decided to tie the knot, of course Nguyen was going to play an active role in coordinating her own wedding. Right away, the self-professed otaku knew just what the theme should be: Sailor Moon.

▼ Sailor Moon’s Crescent Moon Wand can be seen in the lace pattern on the back of Nguyen’s gown.


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Sebastiano Serafini – Never Walk Alone

10 facts about Sebastiano Serafini’s 2nd single:

1) The title of the song is [NEVER WALK ALONE].

2) It will be released on Friday, December 19th.

3) The cover photo was taken by Australian photographer Fabian Parkes who regularly works with major fashion magazines in Japan such as Nylon and Vogue.

4) The song will be released with a music video directed by Mitsuhiro Higuchi who also directed the video for [FALLEN RE/MIX].

5) In the music video and cover, Sebastiano Serafini is styled by fashion director Misha Janette. Misha said “The song was strong but also mysterious so Sebastiano is dressed in a myriad of layers, each one he sheds reveals yet another side to the song’s story. The brand he wears is Ato, a Japanese menswear brand that is revered for its sharp tailoring and mix of a modern sporty taste with refined suits. Boots by Y3 round out the image; you can’t tell if he’s a good guy or has something more sinister in mind” (Misha Janette).

6) Motoki Imota, teacher at the prestigious Vantan School and make-up artist for the J-rock band Nightmare is the make-up artist for this project. Motoki commented on the video production saying “It was fun shooting around Harajuku and it was a very beautiful day. The hairstyle and makeup used for the video was simple but stylish.”

7) Japanese producer, beatmaker, and DJ Dubby Bunny is currently making a remix of this track.

8) Scenes for the music video were shot in a variety of popular districts including Takadanobaba, Yoyogi, Harajuku and Omotesando.

9) The song was recorded and produced by Oliver DeVille, German producer, songwriter, and 5-time winner of the German Rock and Pop Prize. Oliver describes the song as pop with a hardcore/dub riff and a touch of country. “It’s a sweet country mood combined with an aggressive dub/hardcore approach” (Oliver DeVille).

10) “The concept behind the lyrics is that, in my opinion, people should never walk alone in life. Whether they’re walking with a friend or relative, people need to feel companionship. We build our lives around others in order to find the perfect one who is willing to walk with us and make us feel complete” (Sebastiano Serafini).

Text: Matthew Whetstone
Photos are courtesy of Sebastiano Serafini

■ Sebastiano Serafini
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sebastianoserafini

Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sebastianoserafini

Official Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sebaofficial

Official Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/sebastianoserafinitv

Official Blog: http://sebastianoserafini.me

The song is available at iTunes and Amazon
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Sebastiano Serafini – Fallen

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Special Thanks to : Matthew Wethstone

[PICS] Hiro from Big Hero 6 comes alive!

How is your cosplay so perfect…?” “How did you escape from the movie screen?!” “Are you ACTUALLY Hiro?”

For Filipino artist and self-confessed “cosplay dork” Jin, questions like these are a regular occurrence. Already an internationally recognised cosplayer, when promo images for Big Hero 6 were released last year, Jin began to get messages from fans pointing out an uncanny resemblance to the film’s central protagonist Hiro Hamada. Which is pretty interesting, seeing Big Hero 6 is a Disney movie and Hiro is, of course, computer-animated.

Intrigued, Jin tried it out – and has been cosplaying Hiro ever since. Fast-forward a few months and Jin and friends continue to produce incredibly realistic, beautifully produced photos of cosplayed Big Hero 6 scenes. Join us after the jump as we take a look!

Without further do, let’s take a look! 😀

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[PICS] Cat Selfies from Japan

The cats have had it! After years of unsolicited fame, being victims to candid shots and paparazzi invading their space, they want to take some control over the pictures that their owners post on the Internet. And so the “cat selfie” is born.

While most cats don’t have smartphones or fingers, without which they can’t take pictures of themselves (although new technology is changing that…), cats around Japan have started posing for their owner’s cameras in such a way that it seems like they have been watching over your shoulder as you click through countless profile pictures on Facebook. They are becoming selfie pros. It’s adorable and we love it.

So, let’s check it out

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